Nycomm group acquires Videonations

The Nycomm Group, Salford UK-based distributor of telecoms and video-conferencing equipment, has bought Videonations, a video-conferencing and audio-visual specialist installer based in Altrincham.

Videonations, which was established in 2001 by managing director Ian Carter, employs 21 staff and turns over about £4m.Nycomm chairman Julian Niman said the takeover advances the group's capability in providing unified communications to its network of resellers.He said: “We have been looking for some time for the right partner to help accelerate our future growth.“Our market research predicts significant acceleration in video-conferencing in the small and medium-sized business market.“It is our intention to capture the same share of the video market that we have in the communication solutions market.”Videonations has an office in London as well as Altrincham and has worked for clients including the North West Ambulance Service, Barnardo's, industrial services business Brammer Group and Arsenal FC.It supplies equipment ranging from desktop systems for one-to-one communications to infrastructure for multi-point video conferencing.Mr Niman added: “We see video forming an increasingly-important part of the communications landscape and felt the need to acquire a high-calibre technology partner to support our resellers in the design, installation, maintenance and support of such technologies."